Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a rest against Everton last weekend, presumably due to the fact he had completed two 90-minute affairs in the five days preceding the game against Rafa Benitez’s side.
That has, however, been overlooked as pundits and supporters queue to criticise Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In truth, he was just managing the minutes of a 36-year-old striker.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has become the latest to comment on the decision, insisting it was wrong to rest Ronaldo, as seen below.
Edinson Cavani was handed his first start of the Premier League season in Ronaldo’s absence but I think it’s safe to say that the Portuguese superstar won’t be rested for many league games this year.